Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal has urged FIFA to reconsider the decision to hold the 2018 world Cup in Russia.
In his letter addressed to
the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, the Senator said that there are other countries,
offered to host the event, and the football Federation of the USA may
to help FIFA to find a replacement for Russia.
“FIFA needs to defend
the values of players and fans around the world by denying Russia to conduct
football championship, – said the Senator. – I acknowledge that this will require
from You the courage. I believe that other countries, which suggested a
the world Cup 2018 and the football Federation of USA will assist in the search
a suitable alternative venue of the championship” .
According to Blumenthal, the steps
taken by the Russian government “utterly incompatible with
humanitarian values FIFA”, and in the first place, the Senator criticized Russia for
the support provided by Syria.
The world Cup
2018 will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 12 stadiums in 11 cities
Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Sochi,
Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, and Rostov-on-don , Volgograd and Samara.
Earlier, FIFA announced Russia a huge cost of broadcasting the 2018 world Cup.
Reports TASS – translation
edition of “Russian conversation”